12 January 2011

making a pixie

I had an idea in my head for a beanie. I had the perfect yarn in my stash just waiting. And then came Christmas. My younger bro and his wife gave me a couple of knit pro 3.75mm circular needles. Oh they're divine! I'm definitely going to buy some more sometime. New year's day (the day after our family Christmas) I got started. I did a 6 row knit roll on the bottom. I think now I should have done a bit more than that but no matter. I'm doing one section of a twin leaf pattern like a streak up the beanie that I will wear off centre. After my roll I garter stitched for about 6 rows to stop the roll. In the garter rows I also did a section a 2x2 ribbing opposite the twin leaf streak. It's there for a little extra stretch and for interest.

Here is my current standing. I stuffed the leaf pattern at the bottom a bit so it's a bit out of sorts on one side but I realised too late to frog it. So far the twin leaf is not showing up so well but I plan to block this section when I'm done. Mostly I think it's because of the colours in the yarn which is the gorgeous Colinette Cadenza in Toscana. It has a lovely green base with smudges of rainbow colours. I love it. It's perfect for a pixie beanie. I'm just starting to shape the top now.

It should look something like this when I'm done. I'm keeping track of what I'm doing so I can possibly make it again and maybe even attempt to write it up and share it.


  1. Hello Kelly!
    Oh, I love the beanie design. It's so beautiful.
    The yarn looks so fun to make too. I always find multi-coloured yarn is so versatile with all m other clothes. I can't wait to see the finished item!


  2. Looking good so far ;)